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The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) is partnering with Dragonfly Central to recruit the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. This is an exciting new opportunity to build and execute The Arc’s communications strategies and support the strategic growth of The Arc and its subsidiaries.
The Arc’s mission is to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to live the lives they choose by creating opportunities, promoting respect and equity, and providing access to services. We seek a strategic individual to serve as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations as we continue to grow throughout the region. This position requires a candidate who is able to build strong relationships with media and other stakeholders and who is able execute a broader vision with attention to detail.
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) was founded in 1961 to provide services and supports to people with IDD in Anne Arundel County, MD. We now proudly create over 1,330 opportunities for people with IDD across Anne Arundel and Maryland’s Eastern Shore and deliver financial management services to nearly 2,000 people with disabilities who choose to self-direct their services in Maryland.
We are a dynamic regional organization providing person-centered supports for people with IDD to live, work, and connect with their communities. We advocate for equity and access for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live self-determined lives and foster opportunities towards self-sufficiency.
Our Core Values are evident in all aspects of our programs and services. These values are:
• We embrace individuality- We see the whole person, celebrate our differences, and offer the people we serve and our team opportunities tailored to them.
• We are heart-driven - Every interaction matters to us; we go the extra mile to care for the people we serve and our team.
• We take strategic risks - Fueled by the urgency of our mission, we continually push for better and more innovative approaches.
• We are action-oriented - We are creative, resourceful, and have a “get it done” approach to overcoming challenges.
• We promote equity and respect - We value the different identities and experiences of the people and communities we work with, and we build respectful relationships to meet them where they are.
Over the last five years, The Arc has transformed how services are delivered, how leaders at every level work together, and deepened our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Over the last year, The Arc partnered with employees from across the organization and within the community to develop value statements (above) that reflect who we are as an organization and how we approach our work. This collaborative process is just one example of how The Arc invites leaders at every level to share their voice and make decisions from a place of confidence, support, and ownership. With a growing team of nearly 500 employees, culture is an important part of The Arc’s everyday operations and experience. We aim to create an environment where people and their talents can flourish – from direct service to customer service to governance.
For more information about The Arc, see www.thearcccr.org.
The Director of Marketing & Public Relations will build and execute communications strategies to support the strategic growth of The Arc and its subsidiaries. The Director of Marketing & Public Relations will work with key stakeholders internally and externally to elevate The Arc’s public profile. This position will collaborate with and provide hands on communications support to key leaders and subject matter experts across the organization. In partnership with the President & CEO and Vice President of Advancement, this role will serve as the official spokesperson for The Arc. The Director of Marketing & Public Relations will be a member of the Leadership Council.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Director of Marketing & Public Relations will report to the Vice President of Advancement. This position is full-time in-office at The Arc’s headquarters in Linthicum, MD and some nights and weekend hours will be required based on the organization’s needs. The Director will also:
Experience and Attributes
Strong computer skills including proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher), WordPress, social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter); knowledge of CRM databases preferred
The salary for this position is $95K per year. The Arc offers a competitive total rewards package. The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday during The Arc office hours with occasional night and weekend meeting or events. This position is eligible for periodic telework.
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region is partnering with Dragonfly Central to find the best candidate for the Director position. To apply, email a cover letter that details your fit with the position’s requirements and a chronological resume to TheArcMarketing@dragonflycentral.org . For all other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Arc is an equal opportunity employer. The Arc provides equal opportunity to all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex/gender, national origin, age, marital status, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Arc Central Chesapeake Region is proud of its commitment to and celebration of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout all aspects of its operations, vision, mission, and leadership.
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